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In the College of Business, first-year students will generally take 15 to 17 credits in their first semester.  Most business students will register for 16 credits in their first semester.  Full-time status requires a minimum of 12 credits per semester, with a maximum of 17 credits in your first semester. 

Refer to the College of Business Class of 2023 – Fall 2019 Course Registration Packet included in your Lehigh University Welcome Kit to plan your course schedule for fall before online registration opens in July.  

Please take note of the following general guidelines as you prepare to register for Fall 2019:

  • All first-year students in the BS in Business and Economics degree program should enroll in BUS 001: Foundations of Business (1 credit) and ECO 001: Principles of Economics (4 credits).  

  • BS in Business and Economics students who are not bringing Calculus AP credit to Lehigh should enroll in either MATH 000: Preparation for Calculus, MATH 081: Calculus with Business Applications, or MATH 021: Calculus I.  The course you should take will depend on your math-related background.  You will receive an email from your academic advisor in June with a math placement recommendation, including whether or not you will be required to take a calculus placement exam called ALEKS in July to inform your fall registration.

  • All BS in Business and Economics students should seek to enroll in BUS 003: Business Communication I and BIS 044: Business Analytics I if possible.  If BUS 003 and BIS 044 are not available for your fall schedule, register for ENGL 001 instead and plan to take BUS 003 and BIS 044 in Spring 2020.

  • All BS in Business and Economics students are required to take ENGL 001 in their first year.  If you take BUS 003 and BIS 044 in Fall 2019, please plan to take ENGL 001 in Spring 2020.

  • If you place out of ENGL 001 given AP or SAT/ACT scores, we strongly encourage you to take ENGL 011 during your first year.  Although it is not required, ENGL 011 will count towards fulfilling your general degree requirements, and better yet – you will have the opportunity to take a college-level writing course at Lehigh!

  • Seek to enroll in a course outside of the College of Business to round out your fall schedule if you can do so without going over a total of 17 credits.  All BS in Business and Economics students are required to take 48 out of the 124 credits they require to earn their degree outside of the College of Business – so EXPLORE!  The perspective and skills you will gain from these courses is valued greatly.

Also, please be sure to check your Lehigh email at least twice a week during the summer to keep abreast of important messages from the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office. 

If you have any general academic questions as you review your College of Business Class of 2023 – Fall 2019 Course Registration Packet, you can send an email to businessadvising@lehigh.edu, and a member of our academic advising team will reply as quickly as possible.  If you wish to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, please refer to the directions posted to the First-Year Portal or call the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Office at 610.758.3400.  Your academic advisor will be reaching out to you via email by June.

Our academic advisors will also be available for drop-in advising for BS in Business and Economics students during the afternoon of the College of Business Convocation on Friday, August 23, 2019.

ALSO NOTE!  We encourage you to opt in to the H.A.W.K.S. Lehigh Mentor Collective to get connected with a peer mentor.  H.A.W.K.S. mentors are juniors and seniors in the business school who have been where you are now – they are committed to help you have a smooth transition to Lehigh.

If you are a first-year student who is not currently in the College of Business’ BS in Business and Economics degree program and wish to pursue a change into the College of Business, please refer to the College Change Advising page of the College of Business Undergraduate Programs website.